Did Pilot Error Cause SpaceShip Two Crash?

National Transportation Safety Board chairman Christopher Hart told reporters on Sunday that the tail of SpaceShip Two lifted prematurely, after the pilot changed the aerodynamic controls of the aircraft. This introduced pilot error into the realm of possibility for the cause of the incident. » 11/03/14 12:06pm 11/03/14 12:06pm

Rocket Scientists Say Virgin Galactic Put Safety In The Back Seat

After Friday's tragic mid-air explosion and crash of Virgin Galactic's Space Ship Two, rocket industry experts have come forward, saying the company was warned of dangers in using nitrous oxide fuel in its rockets. One expert even said she was "shocked, but not surprised" that the crash occurred. » 11/02/14 2:52pm 11/02/14 2:52pm

What It's Like To Fly Virgin Galactic To Space, And What That Means

Before you experience weightlessness on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, you'll be hanging on the belly of VirginMothershipEve then dropped and fired off like a missile. Here's what the ride will be like for those who can afford the $250,000 ticket, and what they mean by "space." » 10/06/14 4:38pm 10/06/14 4:38pm

Land Rover Wants To Help Richard Branson Send People To Space

That Virgin Galactic spaceship isn't just parked next to the new Land Rover Discovery Concept on the deck of the Intrepid for a sweet photo op, it's a tie-in for Richard Branson's announcement that Land Rover will be the first corporate parnter to his his space-fairing venture. » 4/14/14 9:07pm 4/14/14 9:07pm

Beautiful footage of SpaceShipTwo's latest supersonic test flight

Virgin Galactic's space plane, SpaceShipTwo, finished its third rocket-powered test flight yesterday, breaking the sound barrier and reaching an altitude of 71,000 feet – the loftiest in a spate of recent test-runs. Here for your enjoyment is a highlight reel of yesterday's flight. » 1/11/14 5:27pm 1/11/14 5:27pm

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Completes Inaugural Captive Flight

The dream of privately-operated, civilian-accessible space flight took another step toward reality today when Virgin Galactic-backed Scaled Composite's SpaceshipTwo successfully completed its first captive flight attached to the twin-hulled WhiteKnight, reaching an altitude of 45,000ft over the Mojave. » 3/22/10 5:15pm 3/22/10 5:15pm